Brazil > Rio de Janeiro
Lawlerm (4) Glasgow, Scotland | July 20, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Really an up-scale supermarket in the middle of a shopping market. Decent selection including British, Belgian and German. If you’re looking for domestic beer there is a cafe bar right across the walkway with a huge selection of Brazilian beers called Antiga.
rcapile (1) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | January 14, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (31) Bergen, Norway | November 17, 2011
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
As beer stores come in Rio, this is probably as good as it gets even though it really is a supermarket (the shop itself is located in a small shopping centre). They’ve got the usual suspects if light lagers up front, but have a fairly large section of craft and import beers in the back. Here most of the Brazilian crafts are available, ranging from the full range of award winners such as Baden Baden, Eisenbahn and Bamberg to unknown brands such as Zelin Bier. Most of them are however ridiculously overpriced, and you should try any Sona Sul first, as some of them keep a decent stock of local beer, for half the price. When it comes to import no shop in Rio are even close to being in the same league. A no less than impressive Belgian section, as well as a good selection of good English and German brew can be found in addition to some other European and Asian stuff. Also the selection of glasses is quite good.
Sevenlee (69) Central Coast, NSW, Australia | March 14, 2011| Updated March 30, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
The beer selection is the real winner here. A great little place right in Cobal do Humaitá, Botafogo. The beer selection may not be wall to wall but the best thing is, it has excellent variety with some bottles I’ve not seen anywhere else in Rio. The highlight is the ample selection of Brazilian craft beers. Probably the second best I’ve seen in Rio (after Lapa Café). It also has a healthy selection of imports from Europe, Asia and elswhere. The prices are also very competitive with most other outlets in the city. The staff (working the beer section) seem to know their stuff and made several good recommendations. They also stock a great selection of proper beer glasses (most with brand names on them) which are usually very hard to find in Rio. Overall I’d say it’s one of the best places to buy beer in the city and worth the trip. I’m going back!
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